A Secret History of American River People

Saturday, June 1, Sacramento History Museum, 10 a.m., $5-$8

On Saturday, Wes Modes will set sail on a homemade shanty boat down the Sacramento River. It’ll be a month’s journey from Red Bluff to the San Francisco Bay. The Santa Cruz artist has ridden around 1,000 river miles across the country in the past four years, meticulously documenting the people he met along the way. Photos, artifacts and narratives from his travels will be on display at the Sacramento History Museum, and his rusty boathouse will dock on the river’s edge in Old Sacramento, open for you to step aboard, from July 19 to 22. 101 I Street in Old Sacramento, http://peoplesriverhistory.us.